Should We Work Four Days a Week?

Radio Interview for Global News on Four-Day Workweek. The interview was conducted in English and released in 2021.

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The traditional 40-hour work week was introduced in the early 20th century as part of Henry Ford’s efforts to increase productivity through faster assembly line work. Since then, people have worked longer and longer hours, but now we have many more ways to spend our time

The idea of working four days a week is becoming more popular as we all feel the need to find a better work-life balance. It’s not just an idea Millennials want – it’s something all generations want. And it’s something that employers are starting to listen to.

With that in mind, I thought it would be useful to take a look at what we know about the impact of a four-day workweek versus a five-day workweek.

I was recently invited on Global News 640 Toronto to talk about the idea of a four-day week in Canada. They posted the entire show on their podcast, which you can find here:

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About Me

JN Reyt

I am an associate professor of organizational behavior at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, where I conduct research on the future of work and conflict resolution in the workplace.

I teach organizational behavior and negotiation at all academic levels. I also lead negotiation workshops for corporations and work one-on-one with managers as a negotiation coach.

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